General Information

Event name: MX-04-001
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: CFP (Ciguatera Fish Poisoning) , OTHER
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Rosalba Alonso Rodriguez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 19.133333, Longitude: -104.600000
General location information: Manzanillo, Colima
HAB Area code(s): PM
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2004-05-10
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Ceratium sp. (1.19 x 10^6 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Prorocentrum micans (3.88 x 10^4 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 20.8 µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Sosa-Ávalos, R., Millán-Núñez, E., Quijano-Scheggia, S. I., Lara-Lara, J. R., Silva-Iñiguez, L. 2015. Variavility of the adsorption coefficient for phytoplankton influence of red tide in Manzanillo and Santiado Bays, Mexico. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía. 50 (3): 427-438.

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 27.5 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 07:17 on 3 Feb 2018